Mr. Meinzen - PreCalculus

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill

Advice from previous students

  • Answers to: If you could start Trig/PreCalc over again, what advice would you give yourself?

    • Don't fall behind in assignments...it is very difficult to catch up.

  • Answers to: What was your favorite part of the course?

    •  

      Mr. M's sense of humor (or lack of humor).

  • Answers to: What was the hardest/least favorite part of the course?

    • Actually doing all the homework.

3rd Quarter

Day

Date

Section & Lecture Notes

Assignment

 
  • 3Jan

No student attendance

  1. Policies
  2. Textbook Aassignments versus Online Homework
  3. eText access (myMathLab)
  4. websites
  5. team assignments

Advice from Previous Year's PreCalculus students

  1. Do the homework
  2. Listen during lectures...sometimes Mr. M gives hints about upcoming tests/quizzes.
  3. Print out notes and follow along
  4. Work ahead of the teacher
  5. Do the homework!

Course Organization :

Modifications should be expected to adapt to classroom circumstances.

 

If you miss a due date for the Online Homework,--for any reason--you MAY do the traditional Textbook Assignments on Paper for that Chapter.

 

Homework Quiz Scores at the end of each chapter will either be taken from Online Homework or from Textbook Assignments on Paper BUT NOT BOTH.

 

Most students choose the Online Homework for their Homework Quiz Score as it offers the most helpful feedback and examples problems.

 

If you choose to do the Textbook Assignments on Paper (instead of Online Homework) for your Homework Quiz Score,you must include: (click here)
  1. Your Full Name

  2. Assignment Title (as listed in this column)

  3. Date, Course Name. and Hour

  4. Textbook page number and--for each problem--include:

    1. number,

    2. work you did to calculate your answer, and

    3. verification against the correct answer.

  5. all stapled together in order and turned in to Mr. Meinzen by the Homework Quiz due date or next day you are in school.

1

Week 1

  • 4-5Jan

1.1 Graphs :

Intercepts
Interpreting information from graphs.

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 159: 41, 43, 45, 57-60 all, 79-82 all, 86

2

1.2 Basics of Functions and Their Graphs

Relations and functions

Functions as equations & functional notation

Vertical line test

Indentifying domain & range

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 175: 3-37 odd, 55, 57, 60, 62, 63, 71-76 all, 77, 81, 84, 86, 89

3

Week 2

  • 8-12Jan

1.3 More on Functions and Their Graphs

Increasing and decreasing functions

Relative maximum and minima

Test for symmetry

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 195: 1-7 odd, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17-23 odd, 36, 37, 39, 44, 47, 50, 51

4

 

1.3 (continued)

 

5

 

Review 1.1 - 1.3

or Textbook Assignment: p. 195: 53, 55, 57, 61, 63, 66, 67, 69, 71, 73, 77, 83, 90

6

   

Quiz 1.1-1.3

7

 

1.4 Linear Functions and Slope

Slope of a line

Point-slope form

Slope intercept form

Equations of horizontal and vertical lines

General form

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 213: 1-9 odd, 13, 16, 21, 24, 31, 33, 36, 40, 45, 51, 55, 61, 63, 69, 71

 

Week 3

  • 15-19Jan

MLK-No student attandence

 

8

1.5 More on Slope

Parallel and perpendicular lines

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 225: 1-11 odd, 14,15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27-30 all, 33, 34

9

1.6 Transformations of Functions

Graphs of common functions

Vertical and horizontal shifts

Reflections

Vertical and horizontal dialation (shrink & stretch)

Sequences of transformations

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 241: 17-43 odd, 53-117 eoo, 127 (there is a worksheet to write answers on)

10

1.7 Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions

Domain of a function

Algebra of functions

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 258: 1-29 odd, 31, 35, 38, 39, 45, 47, 83-86 all

11

1.7 Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions

Composite functions

Decomposing functions

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 258: 36, 53, 57, 59, 61, 63, 66, 69, 72, 75. 79, 91-94 all

12

Week 4

  • 22-26Jan

Review 1.4 - 1.5

 

13

Review 1.6 - 1.7

Quiz 1.4-1.7

14

1.8 Inverse Functions

Finding the inverse of a function

Horizontal line test and One-to-One functions

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 269: 1, 4, 5, 7, 11-25 odd, 29-34 lal, 39, 41, 47

15

Review 1.1 - 1.8

Homework Quiz [Ch 1.1-1.8] [taken from myMathLab or from paper-based Textbook Assignments (but not both)]

16

 

Test Chapter 1

 

Week 5

  • 29Jan-2Feb

2.1 Complex Numbers

The imaginary Unit i

Operations with Complex Numbers

Complex Conjugates and Division

Roots of Negative Numbers

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 314: 1-5 odd, 7-13 odd, 19, 23, 25, 31-45 odd, 49-59 odd, 61, 84-86 all

   

2.2 Quadratic Functions

Graphs of Quadratic Functions (Standard/Vertex Form & Expanded Form)

Minimum & Maximum Values of Quadratic Functions

Applications of Quadratic Functions

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 330: 1-8 all, 9-15 odd, 19, 21, 25, 31, 33, 35, 39-45 odd, 46, 47, 48, 57, 106, 108

 

2.3 Polynomial Functions and Graphs

End Behavior of Polynomial Functions

Zeros of Polynomial Functions

Multiplicities of Zeros

The Intermediate Value Theorem

Turning Points of Polynomial Functions

A Strategy for Graphing Polynomials Functions

Writing equations given zeros and graph

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 348: 1-18 all, 19-33 odd, 37
p. 348: 41-61 eoo, 65-71 odd, 112

   

2.3 contiunued

 
 

Review 2.1-2.3

 
 

Week 6

  • 5-9Feb
 

Quiz 2.1-2.3

 

2.4 Dividing Polynomials

Long Division of Polynomials

Dividing Polynomials Using Synthetic Division

The Remainder Theorem

The Factor Theorem

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 363: 1, 3, 6, 11-15 odd, 19, 21-29 odd, 31-45 odd, 51, 80, 81

 

2.5 Zeros of Polynomial Functions

The Rational Zero Theorem

The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

The Linear Factorization Theorem

Descartes’s Rule of Signs

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 377: 9, 12, 15, 19, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 33, 35, 37, 39-51 eoo, 52-59 odd, 98, 100

 

Review 2.4-2.5

 

   

 

Quiz 2.4-2.5

 

Week 7

  • 12-16Feb

Review 2.1-2.5

 

 

Review 2.1-2.5

 
 

 

Test Ch 2.1-2.5

 

2.6 Rational Functions and Graphs *not covered in Algebra 2*

Domain

Vertical Asymptotes & Holes

Horizontal Asymptotes

Using Transformations to Graph

Test Ch 2.1-2.5 (15min)

 

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 398: 1-7odd, 9-14all, 23, 28, 29-55odd
p. 398: 59-75eoo, 73, 81(a&b), 83(a), 85(a&b), 87(a)

   

No Student Attendance

 
 

Week 8

  • 19-23Feb

President's Day - No student attandence

 
 

2.6 Rational Functions and Graphs *not covered in Algebra 2*

Graphing Rational Functions

Slant Asymptotes

Simplifying expressions to get rational functions

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 398: 89, 91, 93

   

2.6 Continued

 
 

2.7 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities *not covered in Algebra 2*

Solving a Polynomial Inequality

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

P. 412: 1-37eoo

 

Review 2.6 - 2.7

 

 

Week 9

  • 26Feb-1Mar

Review 2.6 - 2.7

Homework Quiz [Ch 2.1-2.7] [taken from myMathLab or from paper-based Textbook Assignments (but not both)]

 

 

 

Test Ch 2.6-2.7 [with calculator]

Test Ch 2.6-2.7 [in-person without Calculator]

 

3.1 Exponential Functions

Graphing

Compound Interest

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 448: 1-9odd, 11, 17-23odd, 29-33odd, 39-47odd, 48, 51, 52, 53, 55, 61, 63, 65, 71, 94, 96

 

3.2 Logarithmic Functions

Changing between Logarithmic & Exponential Form

Evaluating Graphing & Domain

Common & Natural Logarithms

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 463: 1-19odd, 21-41eoo, 43, 46, 47-57odd, 65-79odd, 81-97eoo, 101, 103, 105, 107

 

3.3 Properties of Logarithms

Product Rule, Quotient Rule, Power Rule

Expanding & Condensing

Change-of-Base

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 475: 1-33eoo, 35, 37, 43, 45, 51 ,57, 67 ,65-69odd, 75-81odd, 103, 135

 

Week 10

  • 4-8Mar

Review 3.1 - 3.3

 

 

 

 

Quiz 3.1-3.3

 

3.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Eequations

Solving Exponential Equations

Solving Logarithmic Equations

Applications

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 488: 3-19eoo, 21, 25-45eoo, 47

p. 488: 51-91eoo, 103, 107-115odd

 

3.5 Exponetial Growth and Decay, Model Data

Exponential Growth & Decay

Logistic Growth Models

Modeling Cooling

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 505: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7-21odd, 25, 29, 31, 35, 37, 43, 45, 47

 

3.5 continued

 
 

Week 11

  • 11-15Mar

Review 3.4 - 3.5

Homework Quiz [Ch 3.1-3.5] [taken from myMathLab or from paper-based Textbook Assignments (but not both)]

   

 

Quiz 3.4-3.5

   

Review 3.1 - 3.5

 

   

Review 3.1 - 3.5

 

     

Test Ch 3.1-3.5

 

Week 12

  • 18-22Mar

8.1 Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems

~Augmented Matrices ~Matrix Row Operations ~Solving Linear Systems ~Applications

8.2 Inconsistent and Dependent Systems and Applications

~A System with No Solution ~A System with an Infinite Number of Solutions ~Nonsquare Systems(Parametric) ~Applications

8.3 Matrix Operations and Applications

~Notations for Matrices ~Equality of Matrices ~Matrix Addition, Subtraction, Scalar Multiplication & Multiplication ~Applications

Course Modifications should be expected to adapt to classroom circumstances.

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 892: 1, 5, 7, 11, 21, 29, 35, 39, 41, 45, 47, 49

p. 902: 1, 3, 9, 15, 21, 29-32, 36

p. 917: 1, 3, 9, 11, 15, 17, 21, 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 45, 61, 63

   

8.4 Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations

~Multiplicative Identity Matrix and Multiplicative Inverse of a Matrix ~A Quick Method for Finding the Multiplicative Inverse of a 2x2 Matrix ~Finding Multiplicative Inverses of nxn Matrices with n Greater Than 2 ~Solving Systems of Equations Using Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices ~Applications

8.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule

~Determinants of 2x2 & 3x3 ~Cramer’s Rule ~Finding the Area of Triangle ~Determining if Points are Collinea

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 931: 1, 3, 7, 11, 13, 17, 29, 31, 33, 35, 39, 41, 43, 47, 73

p. 945: 3, 5, 9, 15, 21, 25, 27, 31, 35, 37, 43, 49, 51

4th Quarter

Day

Date

Section & Lecture Notes

Assignment

1

 

Review 8.1 - 8.5

Homework Quiz [Ch 8.1-8.5] [taken from myMathLab]

2

 

 

Test Ch 8.1-8.5

3

7.1 Systems of Linear Equations in 2 Variables

Solving by Substitution
Solving by Addition (Elimination)
Solutions
Applications

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 818: 3, 7, 15, 23, 27, 31, 39, 43, 45, 47, 53, 55, 59, 63, 65, 67-71all, 73, 77, 112, 113

4

Primary PSAT/SAT Testing Dates (18Mar - 26Apr)

 

5

7.2 Systems of Linear Equations in 3 Variables

Solutions
Solving by Elimination
Applications (Parabola)

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 829: 3, 5, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27, 31, 35, 39, 55, 57

 

25Mar-1Apr

Spring Break - no student attendance

 
 

Week 13

  • 1-5Apr

Spring Break - no student attendance

 

6

2Apr

7.3 Partial Fractions
Linear Factors in Denominator
Repeated Linear Factors in Denominator

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 841: 1, 5, 9, 15, 19, 21, 23, 27

7

 

7.3 continued
Prime, Nonrepeated Quadratic Factors in Denominator
Prime, Repeated Quadratic Factors in Denominator

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 841: 29-39 odd, 66, 68

8

Review 7.1 - 7.3

 

9

 

Quiz 7.1-7.3

10

Week 14

  • 8-12Apr

7.4 Systems of Nonlinear Equations in 2 Variables
Solving by Substitution
Solving by Elimination

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 850: 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19-27 odd, 31, 35, 39, 41, 47, 49, 55-63 odd, 81, 82 (zero @ x=-1)

11

 

7.5 Systems of Inequalities
Two Variable & Their Solutions
Graphing Linear Inequality in Two Variables
Graphing a Nonlinear Inequality in Two Variables
Modeling with Systems of Linear Inequalities
Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities
Graphing a System on Inequalities

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 862: 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 29, 35, 39, 41, 45, 47, 51, 53, 55

12

     

13

     

14

 

 

7.5 Continued
Graphing a System on Inequalities
Applications

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 862: 57, 61, 63, 65, 67, 77-85 odd, 111, 113, 116, 118

15

 

Week 15

  • 15-19Apr

Review 7.4 - 7.5

 

16

 

 

 

Quiz 7.4-7.5

17

 

 

7.6 Linear Programming

Objective Functions
Constraints
Solving Problems

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 871: 1, 5, 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23

18

 

 

Review 7.1 - 7.6

Homework Quiz [Ch 7.1-7.6] [taken from myMathLab or from paper-based Textbook Assignments (but not both)]

19

 

   

Test Ch 7.1-7.6

20

Week 16

  • 22-26Apr

10.1 Sequences and Summation Notation

Sequences
Recursion Formulas
Factorial Notation
Summation Notation

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 1048: 1, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27, 31, 33, 37, 39, 45, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 69

21

 

10.2 Arithmetic Sequences

Arithmetic Sequences (AS)
The General Term of an AS
The Sum of the First n Terms of an AS (i.e. Arithmetic SERIES)

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 1059: 5, 9, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 47, 49, 61, 63, 65

22

 

10.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

Geometric Sequences (GS)
The General Term of a GS
The Sum of the First n Terms of a GS (i.e. Geometric SERIES)
The Sum of an Infinite Geometric Series

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 1073: 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 33, 35, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 59, 61, 67, 69, 73, 77, 79, 83

23

 

Review 10.1 - 10.3

 

 

26Apr

No student attendance

 

24

   

Quiz 10.1-10.3

 

Homework Quiz [Ch 10.1-10.3] [taken from myMathLab or from paper-based Textbook Assignments (but not both)]

25

Week 17

  • 29Apr-3May

10.5 Binomial Theorem

Binomial Coefficients
The Binomial Theorem
Finding a Particular Term in a Binomial Expansion

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 1092: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 15, 21, 25, 35, 37, 41, 45, 47

26

 

 

Review 10.1 - 10.3, 10.5

Test Ch 10.1-10.3, 10.5

27

 

11.1 Finding Limits Using Tables and Graphs

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 1137: 1, 3, 7, 9, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 47, 51, 67, 69, 71

28

 

 

11.2 Finding Limits Using Properties of Limits

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 1152: 1-19 odd, 31, 37

29

 

 

11.2 continued

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 1152: 21-29 odd, 33, 35, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49

30

 

Week 18

  • 6-10May

Review 11.1 - 11.2

 

31

 

 

 

Quiz 11.1-11.2 [on myMathLab]

32

 

11.4 Introduction to Derivatives.

Online Homework as per myMathLab assignments

or Textbook Assignment: p. 1174: 1,3, 5, 9, 11-27 odd, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45,

33

 

 

Review 11.1 - 11.2, 11.4

 

34

 

   

Test Ch 11

35

 

Week 19

  • 13-17May

Semester Review

 

36

 

 

Semester Review

 

37

 

Semester Review

 

38

 

 

SENIOR FINALS DAY 1

 

39

 

 

SENIOR FINALS DAY 2

 

 

Week 20

  • 20-24May
   
       
     

 

 

 

   
 

24May

1/2 day teacher institute

 

 

Week 21

27-31May

 

27May, Mon : Memorial Day

 

 

   

Monday, 3June : last day if all 5 snow days used

 
3rd Quarter Transition

New Textbook Sections & Topics

2015-16 Assessments [A] [Eberlin]

2019-20 re-formatted Assessments [Meinzen]

2015-16 Final Exam mapped to new Textbook Sections

New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus]

P.1 Algebraic Expressions, Math Models, Real Numbers

P.2 Exponents and Scientific Notation

P.3 Radicals and Rational Exponents

P.4 Polynomials

P.5 Factoring Polynomials

P.6 Rational Expressions

P.7 Equations

P.8 Modeling with Equations

P.9 Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities

 

 

 

 

 

2015-16 Test Ch P [A] - Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[P.4]
[P.5][P.5]
[P.7]
[P.9]
[1.1] [1.1]
[1.4] [1.4] [1.4] [1.4]
[1.5] [1.5] [1.5]
[1.6] [1.6]
[1.9] [1.9] [1.9]
[2.6]
[2.7]

Missing on old ChP test

[P.1] [on old Ch2 test]

[P.2] [on old Ch2 Part 2 test]

[P.3]

[P.6]
[P.8]


 

Updated 2019-20 Test ChP
[P.1] [P.1]
[P.2]
[P.4]
[P.5] [P.5]
[P.7] [P.7]
[P.9] [P.9]
[???]

2015-16 Final Exam ChP-Ch3 to new Textbook Sections

[P.5]
[P.7] [P.7] [P.7] [P.7]
[P.9]


New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus]

1.1 Graphs and Graphing Utilities [implied]

1.2 Basics of Functions and Their Graphs

1.3 More on Functions and Their Graphs

1.4 Linear Functions and Slope [on old ChP Test]

1.5 More on Slope [on old ChP Test]

1.6 Transformations of Functions

1.7 Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions

1.8 Inverse Functions

1.9 Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles [on old ChP test]

2016-17 Test Ch1 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[P.9]

// [1.1] implied
[1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2]
[1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3]

[1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6]
[1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7]
[1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8]

Missing on old Ch1 test

[1.4] [on old ChP test]

[1.5] [on old ChP test]

Updated 019-20 Test Ch1
[1.1] [1.1]
[1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2]
[1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3][1.3]
[1.4] [1.4] [1.4]
[1.5] [1.5] [1.5] [1.5]
[1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] 1.6 1.6 [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7]
[1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8]
[1.9] [1.9] [1.9]

 

2015-16 Final Exam ChP-Ch3 to new Textbook Sections

// [1.1] implied

[1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2]
[1.3] [1.3] [1.3]
[1.4] [1.4]
[1.5]
[1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6]
[1.7]
[1.8]
[1.9] [1.9]



New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus]

2.1 Complex Numbers

2.2 Quadratic Functions

2.3 Polynomial Functions and Graphs

2.4 Dividing Polynomials

2.5 Zeros of Polynomial Functions

2.6 Rational Functions and Graphs

2.7 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities [in Ch P test]

2015-16 Test Ch2.1-2.5 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[???][???]
[P.1][P.1]
[2.1]
[2.2]
[2.3] [2.3]
[2.4] [2.4] [2.4] [2.4] [2.4]
[2.5] [2.5] [2.5] [2.5] [2.5]

2015-16 Test Ch2 Part 2 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook

[???]
[P.2]
[2.2]
[2.3] [2.3] [2.3]
[2.4]
[2.5] [2.5] [2.5]
[2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6]

Missing on old Ch2 Part 2 test

[2.7] [on old ChP test]

Updated 2019-20 Test Ch2.1-2.5
[???][???]
[2.1]
[2.2]
[2.3] [2.3]
[2.4] [2.4] [2.4] [2.4] [2.4]
[2.5] [2.5] [2.5] [2.5] [2.5]


Updated 2019-20 Test Ch2 part 2
[2.2]
[2.3] [2.3] [2.3]
[2.4]
[2.5] [2.5] [2.5][2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] 2.6
[2.7]

2015-16 Final Exam ChP-Ch3 to new Textbook Sections

[2.2]
[2.3]
[2.4]
[2.5]
[2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6]
[2.7]

Missing on Old Final

[2.1] // plot points on complex plane


New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus]

3.1 Exponential Functions

3.2 Logarithmic Functions

3.3 Properties of Logarithms

3.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Eequations

3.5 Exponetial Growth and Decay, Model Data

2015-16 Test Ch 3 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[3.1] [3.1] [3.1] [3.1]
[3.2] [3.2] [3.2] [3.2] [3.2]
[3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3]
[3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4]
[3.5] [3.5] [3.5] [3.5]

Updated 2019-20 Test Ch3
[3.1] [3.1] [3.1] [3.1]
[3.2] [3.2] [3.2] [3.2] [3.2]
[3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3]
[3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4]
[3.5] [3.5] [3.5] [3.5]

2015-16 Final Exam ChP-Ch3 to new Textbook Sections

[3.1] [3.1] [3.1] [3.1]
[3.2] [3.2]
[3.3] [3.3] [3.3]
[3.4]

Missing on Old Final

[3.5] // modeling of exponential and logarithmic functions

 



4rd Quarter Transition

New Textbook Sections & Topics

2015-16 Assessments [A] [Eberlin]

2019-20 re-formatted Assessments [Meinzen]

2015-16 Final Exam mapped to new Textbook Sections

New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus]

7.1 Systems of Linear Equations in 2 Variables

7.2 Systems of Linear Equations in 3 Variables

7.3 Partial Fractions

7.4 Systems of Inequalities

7.6 Linear Programming

2015-16 Test Ch 7 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[7.1] [7.1] [7.1]
[7.2] [7.2] [7.2]
[7.3]
[7.4] [7.4] [7.4]
[7.5] [7.5] [7.5] [7.5]
[7.6]

Updated 2019-20 Test Ch7
[7.1] [7.1] [7.1]
[7.2] [7.2] [7.2]
[7.3]
[7.4] [7.4] [7.4]
[7.5] [7.5] [7.5] [7.5]
[7.6]


Old Final Exam Ch7-9,12 to new Textbook Sections

[???][???][???]
[7.1] [7.1]
[7.2]
[7.4]
[7.5] [7.5]

 

Missing on Old Final
[7.3] // partial fraction decomposition
[7.6] // linear programming

New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus]

8.1 Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems

8.2 Inconsistent and Dependent Systems and Applications

8.3 Matrix Operations and Applications

8.4 Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations

8.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule

2015-16 Test Ch 8 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[8.1] [8.1???]
[8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3]
[8.4] [8.4] [8.4] [8.4] [8.4]
[8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5 HW page946] [8.5 HW page946] [8.5] [8.5]

Updated 2019-20 Test Ch8
[8.1] [8.1???]
[8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3]
[8.4] [8.4] [8.4] [8.4] [8.4]
[8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5 HW page946] [8.5 HW page946] [8.5] [8.5]

Old Final Exam Ch7-9,12 to new Textbook Sections

[8.1] [8.1]
[8.3] [8.3] [8.3]
[8.4]
[8.5] [8.5]


Missing on Old Final
[8.2] // collinear pts or inconsistent/dependent linear systems

New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus]

10.1 Sequences and Summation Notation

10.2 Arithmetic Sequences

10.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

10.4 Mathematical Induction

10.5 Binomial Theorem

10.6 Counting Principle, Permutations, and Combinations

10.7 Probability

2015-16 Test Ch 9 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[10.1][10.1][10.1][10.1][10.1]
[10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2]
[10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3]
[10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5]

Updated 2019-20 Test Ch10
[10.1][10.1][10.1][10.1][10.1]
[10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2]
[10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3]
[10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5]

Old Final Exam Ch7-9,12 to new Textbook Sections

[10.2] [10.2] [10.2] [10.2] // [10.1] is implied
[10.3] [10.3] [10.3]
[10.5] [10.5] [10.5]

Missing on Old Final
[10.???] // infinite series (infinite sums) not in new Textbook

New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus]

11.1 Finding Limits Using Tables and Graphs

11.2 Finding Limits Using Properties of Limits

11.3 Limits and Continuity

11.4 Introduction to Derivatives.

2015-16 Quiz Ch 12.1-12.4 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[???][???] // limits at infinity
[2.6]
[10.1][10.1] // integrated with [11.1] questions
[11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1]
[11.2] [11.2] [11.2] [11.2]
[11.3]
[11.4] [11.4] [11.4]

Updated 201-20 Test Ch11
[???][???]
[2.6]
[10.1][10.1]
[11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1]
[11.2] [11.2] [11.2] [11.2]
[11.3]
[11.4] [11.4] [11.4]

Old Final Exam Ch7-9,12 to new Textbook Sections

[11.2] // [11.1] is implied
[11.4]

 

 

 

PreCalculus Course Overview : Syllabus, Curricular Alignment, Policies, & Practices

TextBook & Resources :

  • Blitzer PreCalculus, 6th ed.

    ISBN 13: 978-0-13-447007-8

    Bob Blitzer, Pearson, 2018

  • Graphing calculator such as a TI-83 or TI-84 (any version).

  • Notebook(s) for notes and homework. Each homework problem must include -

    1. copy of the original problem,

    2. copy of correct solution [often from back of textbook], and

    3. include steps that connect the problem with the solution (with explanation/justification as appropriate).

Schedules : Day-based & Week-based

  • Monday - Tuesday & Thursday - Friday


    Day-based schedule : 54-minute class periods

    Wednesday (PLC day)


    Day-based schedule : 44-minute class periods

    1. 7:15 - 8:15am : Trigonometry / PreCalculus [6 minutes for announcements if in-school]

    2. 8:21 - 9:15am : Java & Honors Java Programming / AP CSP

    3. 9:21 - 10:15am : AP CSA

    4. 10:15 - 10:45am : A Lunch


      10:51 - 11:45am : Prep

    5. 11:51 - 12:45pm : Trigonometry / PreCalculus

    6. 12:51 - 1:45pm : Java & Honors Java Programming

    • 1:50 - 2:40pm : Office Hours in A314 Mon, Tue, Fri

    1. 7:15 - 8:05am : Trigonometry / PreCalculus [6 minutes for announcements if in-school]

    2. 8:11 - 8:55am : Java & Honors Java Programming / AP CSP

    3. 9:01 - 9:45am : AP CSA

    4. 9:51 - 10:35am : Prep

    5. 10:35 - 11:05am : Lunch


      11:11 - 11:55am : Trigonometry / PreCalculus

    6. 12:01 - 12:45pm : Java & Honors Java

    • 12:45 - 2:40pm : PLC for Teachers (no office hours)

  • Week-based schedule (if needed):

    • Option 2: Hybrid Learning : 2-3 days per week : one (or two) in-person meetings (i.e. "A" and "B" Days) and

      1 day remote.

    • Option 3 : Remote Learning : 3-5 days per week from home

Policy : Grading

Assessments : scores & grades

  • 2 types of assessments will be given in this course : non-graded formative (i.e. completion or pass/fail) scores and graded summative (i.e. test) scores.

  1. Formative or "completion" scores are NOT graded and are designed to help students and parents keep track of progress and "effort" by the student within the targeted week. These scores are either all-or-nothing scores and include homework assignments, completion of an online quiz, or turning in a program by the due date. Students will be provided the answers (after the due date or completion of formative assessment) to help identify any mistakes by the student for future summative assessments (i.e. tests). While formative scores may be used for Pass/Fail (i.e. up to a "D" grade) of a course, they are explicitely not useful for determining a student's level of understanding of course content or mastery (i.e. not for grades other than pass/fail or "D").

  2. Summative (i.e. test) scores are designed to identify what skills and content knowledge have been mastered up to that point in the students progression through the course. Solutions to the summative assesments are usually NOT provided as the scores are NOT designed for student improvement of content understanding. These scores will be the primary determination of grades beyond pass/fail or "D" and are appropriate for comparision between peer groups (peer groups may be in the same class, course, school, state, country, or world-wide).

  • Semester Scoresare calculated using the following table:
Semester Score Component Semester Score Weight
3rd & 4th Quarter Progress Scores 80%
Comprehensive Semester Final Exam 20%
  • Quarter Scores will be calculated on a categorical basis. Each assessment will fall under one of 3 categories with the following weights
Category Weight
Formative : Daily Work / Project / Labs 20%
Formative : Quizzes 25%
Summative : Tests 55%
    • Late assignments will given a score of zero (0)...except for unplanned excused absences which will be scored as specified in the student handbook.
    • Scores will NOT be rounded up.
    • Bonus work or bonus points are NOT part of the course score and will be included ONLY at the discretion of the teacher. Students should not EXPECT bonus points or bonus work...even if it is listed on the syllabus.
    • Scores will be primarily based on individual ability, understanding, and accomplishment but there MAY be group work with scores that impact one or more assessment categories.
  • Quarter and Semester GRADES will be calculated from corresponding scores based on the following table:
Percentage Scale

(12-12-10-10)

Grade Letter
100% - 90% A
89.99% - 80% B
79.99% - 70% C
69.99% - 60% D
59.99% - 1% F
0.99% - 0% Incomplete

Policy & Practices : Student & Teacher Responsibilities

Resources : Required verification by student at remote (home) site

  1. Internet for submission of assignments and/or downloading of content (i.e. pdf files, online textbook, video recordings, etc.)

  2. Computer : laptop or desktop running MS Windows, Apple OSX, or Linux. Chromebooks or other browser-based operating systems will NOT be sufficient.

  3. Private Websites with login credentials including username and password :

    1. Schoology : https://ecusd7.schoology.com : access to scheduled assignments specific to online scoring and/or grades

    2. Online Textbook

      : : access to additional content (videos) and scheduled assignments specific to online scoring and/or grades.

  4. Public Websites that contain "free" content :

    1. Teacher website : http://www.meinzeit.com : access to course syllabus, classroom policies, lecture notes & assignments for planning purposes.

    2. School / District website : http://www.ecusd7.org/ehs : access to school policies and general information

    3. College Board : https://apcentral.collegeboard.org : access to information specific to AP courses

    4. Other websites as needed (posted either on teacher website or Schoology) for viewing supplemental videos, lectures, examples, etc.

  • In Seat & Ready to Go when bell stops (i.e. books, sharpened pencils, paper)
  • Respectful of Teacher and Each Other (i.e. raise your hand, don't talk while teacher is talking, no rudeness or bad language, etc.)
  • The two most important ingredients for success in this class are practice and attendance.
  • No eating or drinking in class, 2 bathroom/drinking trips per Semester.
  • Maintain at least 3 backup copies of all work. A "lost" or "destroyed" program will receive zero credit.
  • Remember that, for every hour spent in class, 2 hours of outside class work (homework/projects) are typical for an AP course (i.e. 5 hours in class per week + 10 hours at home)

Responsibilities while absent:

Notes and Homework

Test and Quizzes

  • Get notes from a peer or online.

  • Read the section and look at examples.

  • Get the assignment from the calendar, web page or a peer in class.

  • Do the assignment, even if you need help come in before or after school for assistance!

  • As per school policy you have the same amount of days as you were absent to make up missing test/quizzes.

  • Any test/quiz not made up in the appropriate amount of time will be a zero.

  • You may need to schedule time with Mr. Meinzen either before or after school to meet or receive appropriate help on a timely basis...plan accordingly!

  • Policy : BYOD

      • TI84 or equivelant graphing calculator with statistical capabilities is allowed.
    • Phones and/or uncovered cameras are, generally, NOT allowed because they are rarely appropriate in the classroom except in teacher-approved circumstances.
      • Example 1 : Students who intentionally or unintentionally compromise the privacy of any other student or compromise academic integrity or validity of a test or quiz by their behavior may expect a zero and, possibly, a referal for further consequences. This includes having a personal camera (i.e. smartphone/BYOD device) out while ANY assessment is in the classroom (not just their own assessment).
      • Example 2 : A student who turns in their test and then takes out their smartphone (i.e. camera)for their own reason (i.e. listen to music) while other students are still working on their tests may expect to receive a zero on their test. As well, a student taking pictures of teacher's notes on the board--without teacher approval--will not likely retain/learn of concepts and may be invading the privacy of other students (white boards are highly reflective). Generally, if the teacher is taking the time to hand-write notes on the board, then students should put in the effort to copy the notes.
      • Example 3 : A teacher-approved manner may occur if a course-appropriate website is blocked but is accessible via cell phone (i.e. cell tower versus wifi), the teacher may allow temporary access to that website to complete assignment.
      • Example 4 : A student may have an identified disability that requires them to take pictures of the board in order to expand the image to very large size due to their visual disability.

    Practices : Tardies and Absences

    • Attendance is the responsibility of the student and their parents/guardian.
    • Parents/Guardian may be contacted the next day via phone or email to inform them of any absences or student issues.
    • First two tardies result in warnings, 3rd tardy is after school detention, 4th is Saturday detention, subsequent are suspensions.
    • If you have an excused absence, you will be allowed to make up your work for full credit by the same number of days you were consecutively absent.
    • Unexcused absences follow the same procedure as excused absence; however, you will only receive 50% of the grade you earn.
    • Refer to the school attendance policy for complete details on excused and unexcused absences and make-up work.

    Practices : Teacher Discipline

    • I expect students to be respectful to each other and their teacher. Refer to the student handbook if you have questions.
    • Students are expected to take notes, ask questions, and work consistently and continuously the entire class period.
    • If problems occur in the class the discipline plan, in general, is:
      • Verbal warning (may include "1 minute after class delayed dismissal" or "15 minute after school mini-detention")
      • After school detention
      • Referral to the dean
      • Parents called or e-mailed
      • any student caught downloading and installing a program on the computers without Mr. Meinzen's consent will receive a referral to the administration and possible 5-day suspension

    Course Resources